Qin Pi


Qin Pi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qin Pi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: fraxinus, ash bark
Pharmacuetical Name: Cortex Fraxini
Properties: bitter, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: Not available

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Dries damp-heat; eliminates toxicity (for damp heat toxicity or bloody dysenteric disorder, hematochezia, tenesmus, damp-heat vaginal discharge; greasy coat w/out desire to drink)
  • Drains LV fire; benefits eyes (LV heat affecting eyes which are red, swollen and painful or for superficial visual obstruction, photophobia, tearing of eyes with wind)
  • (cc: cold deficiency of SP and ST)

    Special Notes:
  • Qin Pi has an inhibitory effect on bacteria, and acts as an antitussive, expectorant, and anti-asthmatic.